Archives for August 3, 2014



THINK: A Brazilian beauty escape.


WHAT IT IS: A limited edition color inspired by the vibrancy of Brazil. NYC New York Color is bringing the sexy beaches and sizzling sun of Brazil to New York with a new, limited edition City Samba collection filled with Brazilian fun and flare. Look your sexiest yet with Carnivale-ready nail polishes, brilliant lip glosses, and shimmering bronzing powders.

I really love the bright colors!


The NYC New York Color City Samba collection includes:


Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss ($1.99): High pigment lip glosses with maximum shine and intensity. Available in three limited edition shades, the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss is a hydrating formula that leaves lips moisturized and soft and is infused with Vitamin E to protect against environmental damage. And the unique NYC New York Color Perfect Fit Applicator lets you swipe on color, right where you want it, whenever you need it. The shades: Papaya, Passion Fruit, Guava.

I received samples of these and I love the shine and how they protect my lips! These are a must-have this summer!

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Sun N’ Bronze Bronzing Powder ($4.99): A smooth, lightweight bronzing powder that provides the ultimate sun-kissed glow. The NYC New York Color Sun n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder offers a unique combination of bronzing and highlighting shades that blend together to create a customed glow just for you. The ultra-fine and lightweight texture brushes on flawlessly to cheeks and contours for a natural look. The shades:  Coral Samba and Rosa Rio.

 I received a sample of these and the Rosa Rio is my favorite! It adds just the right amount of color to my face!

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In A New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish ($1.99): Ultra-quick dry nail enamel in electrifying summer shades. These high pigment colors are infused with a hint of shimmer for brilliant, tropically-hued nails that won’t fade. The nail strengthening formula is infused with magnesium, iron, copper, and calcium for beautiful nails and specifically formulated to dry in lightning speed time to a dazzling, high shine finish. The shades: Amazon Green (not pictured), Carnival Red,CopabananaJacaranda FlowerOcean BluePalm Tree, Sweet Melon (not pictured) and Tropicoral.

My favorite is the Tropicoral! These are so affordable and I love the shine and color!

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Show Time Nail Art ($1.99): Fine-tip glossy polishes in Brazil-inspired, tropical colors. Extend your love of art to your nails with the new Show Time Nail Art line from NYC New York Color. The ultra-thin tip is specially designed to allow forintricate, detailed nail art designsHigh shine and glossy, the intensely pigmented color is infused with a hint ofgorgeous shimmer and draws on easily to create brilliant nails that capture the creative heart of New York and the passionate spirit of Brazil. The shades: Black Ink, Pinkasso and Silverism.

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NYC New York Color products are available at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide starting from June – September 2014. To find a retailer near you, please visit

Self Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: NYC New York Color.





Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride Available on DVD and Digital From Entertainment One August 12, 2014! Giveaway Opportunity!



Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to new heights with the all-new adventure-packed DVD release, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride soaring into retail stores nationwide, August 12, 2014 from Entertainment One.  The 60-minute DVD ($14.98 SRP) features 12 episodes filled with the wholesome family entertainment and gentle humor that has preschoolers and parents everywhere falling in love with this charming little piggy.


A global sensation (#1 Pre-school property four years running in the U.K.), Peppa Pig and her animal friends Suzy Sheep, Pedro Pony, Danny Dog and more, will delight young ones with their fun adventures from a hot air balloon ride, to fun with painting, a new baby piggy, an exciting bicycle race, and of course jumping in muddy puddles.  Peppa Pig: TheBalloon Ride follows on the heels of previous release, Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party, which racked up rave reviews and quickly became one of the top charting kids DVDs of 2014.

We received a copy of the new DVD and it’s just great for children ages 2-7. My son is a little too old but when he was younger he did like Peppa Pig and we both agree that this one deserves a thumbs up! 


DVD Episodes:

“The Balloon Ride,” “The Cycle Ride,” “Whistling,” “George’s Birthday,” “Ice Skating,” “Painting,”

“The Baby Piggy,” “Very Hot Day,” “Daddy’s Movie Camera,” “Dr. Hamster’s Tortoise,” “The New Car,” and “George Catches A Cold.”


Peppa Pig Licensing

Since its U.S. debut in 2011, the Peppa Pig brand has built momentum across multiple product categories, securing licensing deals with publishing powerhouse Scholastic, as well as a host of leading tech and entertainment companies such as Candlewick Press, P2 Games, Redan Publishing, VTech and Penwizard.  In 2014, Peppa Pig announced five new licensing partners in the soft goods category: Happy Threads, Komar Kids, Accessory Innovations, Character World and Ty.  In addition, master toy partner Jazwares will launch a new collection of Peppa Pig toys in 2015.


About Peppa Pig

Airing on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the adventures of Peppa, a loveable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.  Peppa Pig episodes are available on iTunes and DVD.  Peppa Pig toys and books are available at Toys ‘R Us.  For more information about Peppa Pig, please visit, Facebook at Facebook/ OfficialPeppaPigUS or Twitter at @PeppaPigUS.


About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

Check out this fun Activity Sheet:

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We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win the new DVD and a Book! to enter, leave a comment below telling us why your child likes Peppa Pig or their favorite character from the show. Deadline to enter is August 8th, 2014 at noon (PST).  One winner will be randomly selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received a free DVD to facilitate this feature.